Are backpacks hurting your kids' backs?
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Kids use backpacks to carry everything they need during the day and make a fashion statement. Unfortunately, the excess weight of supplies stuffed into an improperly worn backpack may lead to sore joints and muscles. Children should not carry more than 15% of their body weight in a backpack.

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